It sounds like a team that doesn't believe they can win the series. He took steps not to deceive opponents with the approach, though, routinely texting opposing managers as soon as he decided on his first pitcher so they could plot out their lineups accordingly.
Roberts could have managed aggressively and removed Ryu after the back-to-back doubles, which potentially could have kept the game at 3-1.
The Dodgers need another answer. "We turned the page, and now we have to come and play the game (Wednesday)".
"Got to get them tomorrow". But neither team will have any qualms about turning to its reinforcements early. But, the number of men on the Dodgers' team who have hit those two pitchers is limited. Jansen, who has had the last two days off, can provide more than that. Yet again, the Brewers went deep into their bullpen.
Is anyone unavailable for Game 7?
Left-handed slugger Max Muncy is hitting second behind Freese in Game 6.
Entering Friday, Ryu (0-1) had not allowed four earned runs in any of his 17 previous starts in 2018, including postseason.
Results were mixed. Los Angeles was held scoreless until the fourth, then broke through with five runs over the next three innings to move within one win of a return trip to the World Series.
"I think Walker is prepared for this moment", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
"It's going to Game 7", said another fan. The only thing that matters, for the Brewers and the Dodgers, for the fate of their seasons after eight months of baseball, back to when they first started preparing for the past six games that could not split them apart, is whatever happens inside Miller Park on Saturday night.
"Did Craig Counsell just take a page from Bucky Harris in the 1924 World Series?" "Honestly, I was surprised that they were throwing to me, I thought they would pitch around me and get me to swing". Austin Barnes is starting at catcher for the second straight game while Yasmani Grandal continues to struggle. Miley was 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA over 80-plus innings in 16 regular-season starts after joining the club on a minor league contract in spring training.
"To go back to Milwaukee up 3-2 as opposed to being down 3-2 is huge for us", Kershaw said.
This series has in many ways encapsulated the Dodgers' season.
Aguilar hit a two-run double in the Brewers' four-run first inning against Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a late RBI single that helped the Brewers even the matchup at three games each.
It's unfortunate that this is all coming to light in Game 5, a contest the Dodgers won and pushed Milwaukee within a single game of elimination.
At last, at least for one night, they did. "That's our job and we did it pretty well tonight". "It's the same situation, I feel good about it". "We just have to keep fighting".